I had a scammer register and attempt to write his scam email to ALL of my advertisers. I lost count at over 100.
This is documented in my server logs from:
Rippin 'em through at the rate of 5 seconds or less each!
FLOOD CONTROL NEEDED!
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 06:28:27 -0500
I saw your advert while surfing via the internet and am willing and highly
interested to buy it.get back to me via my email if it is still available for sale.
Are you the owner???
what is the condition like ?.
send its recent pictures if available.
What is your last offer price???
I want you to know that you will be getting the payment inform of a cashier check or a Money order I look forward to read from you soonest.
kindly get back to me with your full contact name and address including phone number in which the payment can be sent to as i will be making the payment for the final asking price.
I have modified the classifieds script to attach the following to each blind email:
Beware of SCAMMERS with forged cashier's checks or counterfeit money orders!
The scheme will involve a check made out for more than your asking price.
They will want you to quickly WIRE excess money back to them or their shipper.
Your bank will not so politely inform you after the fact that you are responsible!
Sender's originating IP address: 126.96.36.199 - Use these numbers to report abuse.
IP reported to ISP and email reported to Yahoo.